STAMPING Journal®

January/February 2011

STAMPING Journal® is the only industrial publication dedicated solely to serving the needs of the metal stamping market. In 1987 the American Metal Stamping Association broadened its horizons and renamed itself and its publication, known then as Metal Stamping. Print subscriptions are free to qualified stamping professionals in North America.


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Selected articles from the January/February 2011 issue available online:

Ask the Stamping Expert: How can I increase press speed without constant production stoppage

May 31, 2016

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Dennis Cattell advises that the centerlines of the press, bolster, feed, straightener, and reel might not be in line and the coil material guide settings might not be correct.

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Beltless magnetic conveyor handles 10 million lbs. of scrap - TheFabricator.com

Beltless magnetic conveyor handles 10 million lbs. of scrap

February 1, 2011

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A Midwestern stamper installed a new press with an unusually high drop from the passline of the press to the scrap removal conveyor. The stamper determined that a magnetic conveyor could handle the challenges presented.

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Determining the forming behavior of tailor welded blanks - TheFabricator.com

Determining the forming behavior of tailor welded blanks

January 21, 2011

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The forming behavior of a tailor-welded blank (TWB) is influenced by many factors. Predicting these factors can help a fabricator determine the TWB's formability. Researchers have been developing an expert system for TWBs that can predict their tensile, deep drawing, and forming behaviors.

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The integrated approach to coil lines - TheFabricator.com

The integrated approach to coil lines

January 10, 2011

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Modern press lines are very integrated, combining coil feeds and press capabilities from a single control area and using commonality of components to optimize results.

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